Vaulted ceilings create a powerful illusion that keeps them popular and desired, even in modern architecture. By sloping upward and meeting at an angle, almost like the inverse of a traditional roof, they make even the smallest rooms appear as if they have more space than they actually do. While this is not something it is capable of actually doing, the vaulted ceiling nonetheless creates more volume and a lot of open space. This results in a big canvas for a lot of architectural add-ons. Decorative truss systems easily fill this space up with its complex design. The truss is a triangular fixture that has been traditionally used to stabilize and hold ceilings and roofs. Since its conception, decorative trusses have been created to serve the aesthetic, rather than the function. These structures are elegant in their size and scale, and the interconnecting beams that compose their form make them respectable feats of architecture. The goal of installing non-functional trusses is that of lavish decoration, adding purpose to wide empty spaces like vaulted ceilings. Within the triangle-shaped body of the truss is a series of beams that interact with one another, sometimes cutting through each other or turning away at angles. Different styles can be chosen, depending on personal taste and preference, and they each evoke a different time period. Some meet and curve away just before touching, while others are symmetrical in going up, down and across the truss. Whatever the style may be, it still fits neatly within the truss and does nothing to affect the overall design. Their angled tops fit neatly into the angled top of a vaulted ceiling, and their sides extend down the angled walls in matching symmetry. Vaulted ceilings and decorative trusses are the perfect pair for elaborate, cathedral-like beauty in a house. Together, these structures create drama and prestige.